Connecting the dots between art and health. In the second installment of our CommonGood video series, we leap into the world of dance as we chat with dancers from the Sacramento Ballet about health, discipline, and appreciation. Founded in 1954, the Sacramento Ballet entertains, inspires, educates, and engages people through the powerful medium of dance.
Back in February, our team endured the winter storms and made our way to South Lake Tahoe to hit the slopes. Every quarter, we have a team summit, usually two days, in various nature-heavy locations in California (we love nature). These summits enable us to disconnect from work and enjoy the outdoors as well as each other’s company – we refrain from checking our emails on our phones and laptops, we refrain from sending emails, we simply refrain from doing work…or at least we try to.
My friend, respected Sacramento-based artist and lead singer of Rituals of Mine Terra Lopez released her project, “This is What It Feels Like,” on February 3. It’s an audio art exhibit in which participants walk through a dimmed hallway to the sound of men catcalling them, with varying levels of harassment and objectification. The hope was to bring awareness and provide men the opportunity to experience what it feels like to be a woman walking down the street. The process and outcome has moved hearts and shifted mindsets for thousands of attendees over the course of the three week installation. We got to sit down with Terra and sister artist, Sarah Marie Hawkins for a genuine talk story on how this project came about and what it’s meant to her.